Tag Archive: Toni & Guy

Aug 06 2014

Wedding Inspiration: 5 Wedding-Worthy Braids

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I have a great hairdresser in Carol at Toni & Guy in Cambridge who has been trying out new things with my hair each time I go and get my hair cut. We’ve tried a crown of braids, relaxed curls, and this cute side braid pictured above. I have liked them all, but they aren’t quite right, the only thing I am certain of is that I want braids, I don’t know why I just love that they are romantic and princess-like, and seriously what more could you want on your wedding.

It is because of my obsession of braids and the search for the perfect wedding style that I now have a Pinterest board dedicated to them and I am addicted to going through one-million strong Instagram account @InstaBraid, which you can probably guess is all about braids.

They’ve posted nearly 2,000 times so it is hard to choose just five wedding-worthy styles, but I think you will agree all these beautiful braids would look amazing on a bride. I think I am going to need a few more hair styling sessions with my hairdresser before I can commit to the perfect braid.

Do you like to see brides rocking braids on their wedding day?





Jun 23 2014

Competition: 10 Matthew Williamson x Toni & Guy Wash Bags To Win

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So I have a little treat for you lovely lot – I have ten of these beautiful Matthew Williamson x Toni & Guy wash bags to give away filled with goodies and basically all you have to do is follow Toni & Guy @Hair_Wardrobe.

It takes seconds to enter via the Rafflecopter widget below and it is worth it as you get a limited edition Matthew Williamson wash bag, isn’t that print incredible, as well as a few full sized Toni & Guy goodies including shampoo, conditioner, leave in conditioner, which is amazing, and salt spray perfect for those beach waves.

As well as following @Hair_Wardrobe I have added a few more options to increase your chances to win, you can tweet the competition and like Fashionista Barbie on Facebook. I told you it was easy – all the details are below in the Rafflecopter widget. Just remember to get your entries in before June 30th at 12pm.

Good luck everyone and don’t forget to share on Twitter with the hashtag #MWSwag when you enter.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Sep 25 2011

LFW SS12: Lako Bukia – Asian Beauty

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I was excited to see what Lako Bukia was showing for spring/summer 2012, mainly because we’ve been chatting on Twitter, and I certainly wasn’t disappointed. This was my only show at Vauxhall Fashion Scout this season, a little bit because I was only in London for three days, but also because labels that I love such as BodyAmr weren’t showing this season, and I am so glad I went as the collection was simply divine.

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Taking inspiration from Asian trees and flowers, the collection featured a gorgeous hand-drawn flower print to the collection, making it the first time Lako Bukia had introduced print into her pieces. I am so glad she did as I loved the pops of red flowers among a colour palette of mainly white, grey and black.

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The very feminine and delicate collection was produced mainly in chiffon and silk, and they looked amazing flowing down the catwalk. I loved all the full sweeping skirts and maxi dresses, as well as the intricate detailing in the covered buttons on the tops.

What I have noticed a lot with the collections this season is the addition of more wearable items, Corrie Nielsen did the same, and I am so glad that Lako did as well as the silk shorts and trousers with paperbag waist detailing were perfection.

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Lako’s SS12 show also gets my vote for one of the best musical accompaniments with the use of Arcade Fire, perfect beat for such an amazing collection filled with wow pieces in the flowing maxi dresses mixed perfectly with wearable tailored items. If you didn’t get chance to see the show, it is a must so click below.

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I also think special mention has to go to the hair, I love what Toni&Guy did with the hair, the Japanese-style quiffs were edgy yet still feminine and worked amazing with the collection. Want to try the look at home well the hairdressing giants have put together this cute film.

Sep 21 2010

LFW SS11: Jasper Garvida Parisian Belle Collection

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I was looking forward to this show, mainly as I really enjoyed his Art Deco collection last season, but also because his series of Project Catwalk back in 2008 was the only season worth watching. First off it seemed liked the front row was just full of bloggers which was nice as it created a real buzz for the show, and I was so grateful I was on the front row to see the incredible detailing in Jasper Garvida’s gorgeous ‘Belle’ collection inspired from Paris in 1951.

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This collection is the epitome of femininity with its pastel shades, pleated skirts, ballerina silhouettes, sequins galore, interlaced bodices and all brought together by the gorgeous candyfloss hair buns created by Toni & Guy adorned with jewelled tiaras – perfectly fitting for a Parisian ballerina.

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The gracefulness of a ballerina was evident in the collection and kind of had me feeling that the silhouettes were very Luella-esque with its pleated knee-skimming skirts paired with layered bodices, bold corsages, textured loop organza and embellished crystal and beaded pieces. Completely girlie and pretty in a colour palette of muted pastels and neutral tones reminiscent of the French impressionist colours.

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I loved the detailing in the collection, the streamlined tailoring, the pleats and ruffles, delicate buttons, bold graphic prints, the corsages which were very Sarah Jessica Parker and the gold sequinned hotpants. Everything about this collection was perfect for spring, my favourite pieces had to be the nude pink cocktail dress, the striped crochet pieces and the girlie blouses with the looped fringing on the shoulders, basically I loved every item.

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Sep 17 2010

LFW SS11: Prophetik Showcases Southern Charm

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Instantly as you enter the catwalk hall you know that you are in for a treat and something a bit different as there was a grass catwalk with fruit bushes either side, a country twang backing track and an orchestra setting up in the corner. Of course it could only be Prophetik designed by Jeff Garner, who last year stunned everyone with opening the show with a horse, and this year he took us all into his wonderful world with the fabulous Hogslops bluegrass band.

The ‘Midnight Garden’ collection showcased a feminine romantic Southern charm with dip dyed floor length ball gowns, bloomers, a-line tea dresses, laced boots, ruffles, hooded tunics, waistcoats and tailored jackets – all in eco-conscious fabrics such as hemp silk, linen, organic cotton and reclaimed leather. This collection is all in the exquisite details from the eco-fabrics to the use of  beaded leather ropes, delicate lace and antique buttons.

The models all went down the catwalk in a gorgeous muted colour palette of ivory and oatmeal, mixed in nicely with pops of indigo, lavendar, copper, raspberry and aqua shades. Which complemented the romantic feel to the clothing and styling by Rebekah Roy, and whimsical hair that Toni & Guy created with messy fishtail braids, with the look finished off nicely with Swarovski crystals decorating the eyes.

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It is the energy of the show which made it such a delight, ending with us all clapping along to the closing music of that vibrant band. I loved the sacrificial maiden vibe alongside the layered military look for the men, which kind of reminded me of the flashbacks of Bill in True Blood before he became a vampire. My friend said it was like a vintage gypsy fairytale and I think she might be right. Gorgeous clothing and a wonderful theatrical show that I am so glad I was invited to.

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